KEXP, Starbucks and STG are partnering together to present Little Big Show, a concert series created to benefit our city’s arts organizations. Throughout the year, we will present bands at The Neptune, and donate 100% of ticket sales to a local non-profit.
Little Big Show #16 with
Låpsley w/ Navvi & Aquilo
Little Big Show #15 with
Santigold w/ DoNormaal
Little Big Show #14 with
Unknown Mortal Orchestra w/Lower Dens, Hibou
What is Red Eagle Soaring?…
“Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre (RES) exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts. RES is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) serving Native American youth ages 10-19 with free programming integrating contemporary theatre and traditional Native performing arts. RES engages Native youth and their families in critical discussions about the issues affecting their lives and provides a cultural peer group in which to build confidence, identity, and community.”
Little Big Show #13 with
Neon Indian w/ Aqueduct, Explorer Tapes
What is NW Tap Connection?…
“The mission of NW Tap Connection is to train, inspire, and nurture young dancers towards artistic excellence, to perform works by emerging and master choreographers, and to bring the art of dance to multi-cultural and generational audiences through dance instruction, innovative community partnerships, and participation in local festivals, cultural events, and arts in education programs both locally and nationally.”
‘Little Big Show 12’ with
Cloud Nothings w/ Tacocat, Chastity Belt
100% of ticket sales benefit: Teen Tix
What is Teen Tix?…
“Teen Tix empowers young people to take an active role in shaping their arts community as audience members, critics, influencers, advocates, patrons, and leaders. With the free TeenTix pass, teens gain access to five-dollar tickets at 56 regional arts organizations.”
‘Little Big Show 11’ with
St Paul & the Broken Bones w/ Shaprece & Sean Rowe
100% of ticket sales benefit: Rain City Rock Camp for Girls
What is Rain City Rock Camp for Girls?…
“Rain City Rock Camp for Girls is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music. Our music education programs provide girls with an opportunity to participate in an environment that fosters leadership, encourages social change, and cultivates a supportive community of female peers and mentors.”
‘Little Big Show 10’ with
Ben Gibbard w/ Eric Anderson of Cataldo
100% of ticket sales benefit: ArtsFund
What is ArtsFund?…
“For over four decades, ArtsFund has strengthened the community by raising funds from individuals and businesses to support the region’s nonprofit arts sector through grants and other organizational assistance. Through ArtsFund, everybody can take part in art. Through its widely respected allocations process, ArtsFund has distributed more than $71 million in grants to a broad range of more than 70 arts groups in a wide variety of disciplines and scales throughout King and Pierce Counties.”
‘Little Big Show 9’ with
Cloud Cult w/ Benjamin Verdoes
100% of ticket sales benefit: Hugo House
What is Hugo House?…
“What is Hugo House? “Hugo House is for writers – from their first word to their last. It’s a place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. They provide classes, events, and fellowships for emerging and established writers.””
Our eighth Little Big Show featured Washed Out w/Kingdom Crumbs and Kisses. The show’s beneficiary was Reel Grrls. Reel Grrls empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production. Their mission is to cultivate voice and leadership in girls at a vulnerable age in their development.
Little Big Show #8
Friday, January 31st @ 8pm
Our seventh Little Big Show featured The Joy Formidable w/Feral Children. The show’s beneficiary was Seattle Music Partners. SMP provides a free after-school music program for under-served elementary school students in Seattle’s Central District. SMP also provides a unique opportunity for skilled musicians to give back to their community.
Little Big Show #7
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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Our sixths Little Big Show featured Jim James w/Cold Specks. The show’s beneficiary was The Vera Project. Vera is an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera strives to fulfill its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people. Vera’s programs are always all ages, with a focus on young people ages 14 to 24.
Little Big Show #6
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Our fifth Little Big Show featured The Walkmen w/ Father John Misty. The show’s beneficiary was Youth in Focus, an afterschool program that uses intensive photography training as a tool to help disadvantaged teens develop personal voice, positive identity, social skills and artistic skills, offering free, multi-level classes for teens ages 13-19 in both film and digital photography.
Little Big Show #5
Sunday, January 27th, 2013
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Our fourth Little Big Show featured First Aid Kit w/Laura Gibson. The show’s beneficiary was 826 Seattle. 826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Little Big Show #4
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Our third Little Big Show featured Dum Dum Girls and Craft Spells. The show’s beneficiary was NFFTY, or “National Film Festival for Talented Youth” and is the largest youth film festival in the world.
Little Big Show #3
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Our second show featured Real Estate and local group Poor Moon. Our beneficiary was Coyote Central, an organization that cultivates competence and creativity in adolescents through projects with professionals in the studio and out in the community.
Little Big Show #2
April 20, 2012
KEXP, Starbucks & STG are back in the saddle for the return of Little Big Show at The Neptune, featuring Real Estate & Poor Moon. 100% of ticket sales benefiting Coyote Central
Real Estate – The quintessential East Coast indie rock band, Real Estate currently based in Brooklyn and signed to Domino Records. Real Estate has a vibe all unto themselves, as can be seen on their successful sophomore LP, Days. The five piece rock outfit play clean cut shoegaze that feels like warm surf on a cloudy day. Real Estate will carry you away to simpler times and simpler feelings.
Little Big Show #1
Our first show on February 16, 2012, featured local artists Pickwick, with special guest Fly Moon Royalty. 100% of ticket sales support local arts. This inaugural show raised over $13,000 for Arts Corps, founded on the belief that all young people, not just those with resources, deserve access to quality arts learning opportunities.